Sunday, January 20, 2013
A Finish and A Current Project
I actually finished something. It's from the 2010 GDITC at Nundle - Anni Downs' Birdsong Jewellery Box. The embroidery was finished ages ago. Why do we procrastinate about finishing a project? It was not hard. If I was doing it again though, I would use medium pellon (ie something firmer) in the body section, not the lid or bottom.
This is what I meant when I was talking about going out of my comfort zone. I saw the original 'Square Dance' by Sue Daley at the 2012 GDITC. Sue also showed a brighter version done by her friend. I thought too hard, but it's not. It is very portable and quick using Sue's method. I'm just the slow factor in this quilt.
So for this quilt I bought some Kaffe Fassett and Friends FQs and a finely spotted background. Perhaps a bit too finely spotted, but the bigger spots didn't look right. I wanted to keep it in line with Sue's version.
This has not been sewn down but it will give you the idea.
Here are some of my other colour combos. The photos look a bit dull and not quite the right colour, probably the table colour.
Also on my 'want to do soon' list are 2 quilts from the Material Obsession books. I have the background fabric already for one of them. The rest will be stash. They are scrappy and out there quilts.
Coming up soon is 'Girls' Stitch In' at Highfields, put on by Quilter's Angel. I'm looking forward to three of us going up the hill for a girly day out.
Back to work tomorrow, so all craft on the backburner until I settle back into a routine again.
Take care everyone,